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Estonia’s mission to the moon could revolutionise space travel

Estonia will receive a 100th birthday gift next year that will be truly out of this world – as part of the country’s centenary celebrations in 2018, ESTCube will unveil its second satellite while its team embarks on a mission across Estonia to educate young people about opportunities within the …

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There’s a new self-driving robot on the road – and it’s Estonian

Estonian entrepreneurs have launched a new company, called Starship Technologies, in London, manufacturing self-driving delivery robots. Founded by former Skype co-founders, Estonian Ahti Heinla, and Dane Jaanus Friis, Starship Technologies aims to improve local delivery of goods and groceries. The company will introduce fleets of small and earthbound delivery robots, …

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There’s a new motorcycle on the road – and it’s Estonian

In 2008, a group of Estonian entrepreneurs, designers and racing engineers joined forces to build a motorcycle that would make an art gallery proud, but would ride like the best grand tourers out there. This is the story of Estonian-made Renard motorcycles which have finally hit the road. By Lauri …

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Estonian bicycle company Viks launches a new carbon bike

The Estonian bicycle brand, Viks, celebrates its second birthday with a new carbon version of its distinctively designed two-wheeler. Viks was set up in 2013 by GrabCAD co-founder Indrek Narusk, who is a dedicated bicycle buff. The bicycle has since become a sort of an icon of new generation of Estonian …

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Estonian company among the first to create unborn baby figurines in 3D

Using the novel opportunities offered by 3D printing, the Tallinn-based Wolfprint 3D is among the first companies in the world to create a precise copy of the baby in the form of a figurine. This figurine looks exactly the same as the little citizen of the world who is still …

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Estonia becomes a member of the European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) welcomed Estonia as its 21st member on 4 February. Anne Sulling, the Estonian minister of foreign trade and entrepreneurship, signed the accession agreement with the Paris-based space agency. According to Aviation Week, Estonia spends several hundred million euros annually on space activities, including new financing for national …

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Norma’s safety systems for cars help save 30,000 lives a year

The company which became famous in Estonia for the production of car safety belts forty years ago is today a part of the international corporation Autoliv. The history of AS Norma dates back to the 19th century, when in 1891 a tinsheet workshopwas founded in Tallinn. In 1957, Norma became …

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Estonian speakers receive the 2015 CES “Best of Innovation” award

The Consumer Electronics Association on 11 November awarded the Estonian speakers, called Estelon Extreme, the “Best in Innovation” award in the High Performance Home Audio and Video product category. According to the company, Estelon Extreme is the “next step in speaker design evolution”. “Its monumental sculpture like design, standing up …

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Estonian smart street light company Cityntel to cooperate with Kuala Lumpur

The Estonian smart street light company, Cityntel, is to cooperate with the Malaysian cities of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, testing street lighting lamps and administration systems that use LED technology. In the first stage, Cityntel will deliver, installing a total of 200 smart street lighting fittings, connected to a control …

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